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Welcome to the Twelfth District Court of Appeals' web site. The Court has jurisdiction over eight counties, and its central office is located in Middletown, Ohio. To find out more about the Court of Appeals click the About button above and for directions and a map to the Court's central office please click the Location button.


The court has scheduled its 40th Judicial Conference and Appellate Seminar for Friday, April 29, 2022. The conference returns to a live format and once again will be held at the Manor House in Mason, Ohio.

Registration materials were mailed last week and registration is now open.


The court is currently seeking to hire a full-time staff attorney. The court will consider qualified applicants who are members of the Ohio Bar or who are scheduled to take or have taken the Ohio Bar Examination in 2022. Applicants must be in the top 33% of their law school class and willing to make a two-year commitment to the position.

The starting salary for the position is $63,000 annually. Applicants should send their resume, a copy of their law school transcript, and a short writing sample by May 20, 2022, to:

Bennett A. Manning
Court Administrator
1001 Reinartz Blvd.
Middletown, Ohio 45042

Applications may also be emailed to Mr. Manning at the following address:

Staff Attorney Position

Applicants must demonstrate strong analytical, research, writing and communication skills, and demonstrate discretion and sound judgment in support of the work of the court. Technology skills are necessary, such as the ability to use Microsoft Word, perform internet legal research and employ skills needed for teleworking.

The successful candidate will be able to work independently, collaboratively and with self-discipline to meet the needs of the court. Prior appellate clerkship experience is preferred, along with private practice experience in either criminal or civil litigation. The position is a State of Ohio exempt, unclassified position and includes a comprehensive State of Ohio benefits package.

The Twelfth District Court of Appeals is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender or gender identity, national origin, ancestry, military status, disability, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.


General questions about the 12th District Court of Appeals should be directed to the Court Administrator, Bennett A. Manning, Esq., questions or comments about these pages directed to our Assistant Administrator, Scot M. Ritter, Esq., and questions about the Court's mediation program should be directed to our Conference Attorney, Sasha Blaine, Esq.

1001 Reinartz Blvd.
Middletown, Ohio 45042
1-800-824-1883 (in Ohio only)
513-425-8751 (Fax)

Attorneys who wish to remain on the Court's list of counsel willing to accept appointments on pending criminal and juvenile appeals should fill out and mail the following form:


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